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IMPORTANT: due to the global health crisis surrounding COVID-19, many cannabis events in Europe have been either canceled or postponed. For that reason, the dates of the conferences below may not be accurate.
While the North American continent clearly is a step ahead of almost every nation in Europe, one can clearly see an upswing of cannabis in Europe as well. In fact, more than 25 promising cannabis events and cannabis conferences will be held on the European continent in 2020. Whether you are a cannabis entrepreneur, investor, therapist, researcher or simply enthusiast — Europe inheres just the perfect cannabis event for your needs.
We created a list of the 25 best cannabis conferences and events in Europe during the year 2020. The list is sorted by country and date. Let’s dive right in.
Best Cannabis Events in Europe in 2020
Date: 15-17 May 2020
City: Bern, Switzerland
CannaTrade is Europe’s oldest hemp trade fair. The B2B-event was first held at the BernExpo in 2001, and now, 12 years after CannaTrade last took place there, the event is coming back to Bern. With more than 250 exhibitors showcasing cannabis and cannabidiol (CBD) products as well as services on an exhibition area that is larger than 12,000 m2, CannaTrade 2020 is the place to be.
There are also going to be a Hemp Food Festival and a Joint Rolling Championship. More importantly, however, 48 producers registered 66 different strains for the CannaSwissCup 2019/20 and the winners will be announced during the B2B-event.
Business Visitors are able to register online, and CannaTrade will grant each cannabis-related company two 3-day-tickets for free.
Date: 26-27 June 2020
City: London, United Kingdom
The Europe Canna Expo (ECE) is a hybrid business and consumer cannabis event that showcases leading international brands, senior-level insights and global scientific research.
ECE London 2020 will be even bigger and better than the very successful 2019 event. This time around there will be over 90 speakers, 125 exhibitors and thousands of attendants.
The cannabis event will attract an international audience of senior representatives from industry, government, medicine and press as well as consumers who are looking to learn more about the latest developments and benefits of CBD, cannabinoids and medicinal cannabis.
Date: Postponed until January 2021 because of coronavirus pandemic
City: London, United Kingdom
The CBD Show will have about 100 international suppliers and around 50 international professional speakers attending. The international CBD show/expo, which is held in London, will be available to all.
Trade passes include two full days that are exclusively dedicated to industry and trade professionals. You can join head buyers from luxury and major retailers, global e-tailers, distributors, national and European wholesalers as well as pharmacy stores and e-commerce owners. There will also be policy experts, government officials, trade organisations and councillors at the event.
Unfortunately, the event is postponed because of the coronavirus. Fortunately, The CBD Show will still be held at Olympia London, however, as the event was almost sold out, the hall is now getting upgraded, which means it will be even bigger and better than what was planned for 1st May 2020.
Date: 29 February – 1 March 2020
The Hemp & CBD Expo is back again! And it aims to provide an industry-leading, professional atmosphere for the UK cannabis industry.
Both B2B (80 percent) and B2C guests (20 percent) will attend the event, however, its main objective is to provide a platform for business to business networking conversations. This is reflected in its marketing towards UK companies stocking or interested in hemp and CBD products.
Date: 16-17 March 2020
The CBD Global Summit 2020 will be held in London from the 16th of March, 2020, to the 17th of March, 2020, and is brought to you by the teams behind The Grocer, FoodNavigator, NutraIngredients and CosmeticsDesign.
It is a brand new two-day conference bringing together cutting edge science, regulatory know-how and consumer insight to explore the opportunities CBD provides.
Date: 22-23 June 2020
From the 22nd to the 23rd of June 2020, the leaders of the medical cannabis industry will gather at the Southbank Centre, London’s world-class cultural hub, in the heart of the city. Cannabis Europa London will bring together over 1,200 European experts from politics, business, science and culture.
In June 2020, this European cannabis conference will host exciting and innovative discussions from the world’s leading cannabis experts. Moreover, key stakeholders and operators will provide the latest news, data and insights from the emerging European cannabis industry to address the challenges and opportunities presented by this truly unique market.
Date: 10 February 2020
On the 10th of February 2020, Cannabis Europe will be hosted in Spain for the very first time. Spain is the largest European cannabis market yet to legalise medical cannabis.
Which is why Cannabis Europa Madrid will bring together more than 250 senior decision-makers to address the issues of regulating cannabis in Spain and around Europe.
Date: 12 March 2020
As one of the European pendants to the ICBC San Francisco, the Spain-based version of the International Cannabis Business Conference will be held on the 12th of March 2020 in the Catalonian metropole Barcelona.
Similarly to the event in San Francisco, the ICBC Barcelona will host an expo floor for international cannabis-related companies and aims to feature several speeches by cannabis experts from around the world.
Date: 13 March 2020
Spannabis is the reference trade show for the cannabis sector worldwide. Sixteen years of culture, innovation and cannabis industry, hand in hand with the most outstanding brands of the current market.
In 2020, it has partnered up with ICBC Barcelona to provide a top-notch B2B-event at the World Cannabis Conferences.
Date: 1-3 April 2020
The annual International Cannabis Business Conference Berlin is the largest B2B cannabis event in Europe with attendees from well over 70 countries.
This year, the ICBC Berlin is proud to bring back its unique blend of policy, advocacy, industry and networking to Berlin from April 1-3, 2020. Germany is home to the largest economy in the European Union, and it is poised to serve as the cannabis capital of Europe going forward.
Over 2,500 leading cannabis entrepreneurs and policymakers from around the globe will attend the ICBC Berlin 2020.
Date: 25-26 April 2020
City: Frankfurt a.M.
The HempsFair will be attended by distributors from the economically strong area of Rhein-Main, national service providers and international business visitors. There will be 120 exhibitors and 10,000 visitors.
It will provide interested parties innovations and product highlights relating to hemp.
Date: 12-14 June 2020
With over 300 international exhibitors, 30,000 visitors and 35,000 products, Mary Jane Berlin is Europe’s fastest-growing cannabis expo. That being said, Mary Jane Berlin is not only an expo but also a festival with large live acts.
In combination with its exhibitors, beach area, food stands, live concerts and conference on therapeutic properties, its goal is to make sure that an extensive cultural and entertainment program is offered.
Date: 21-23 August 2020
The cannabis industry in Europe and Germany has experienced a noticeable upswing in recent years. Now, the time is ripe for a cannabis fair in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany’s biggest state and one of the most populous areas of Europe.
The CannaFair 2020 would like to contribute to this upswing trend and offer all cannabis companies the best possible platform to present themselves and their products. Last year, the fair had 110 exhibitors and more than 8,000 visitors.
Date: 13-14 May 2020
The International Cannabis Business Conference is, once again, teaming up with CannaTrade, which is Europe’s oldest cannabis fair, to form a super-conference that will provide unparalleled educational and networking opportunities.
After the Swiss government lifted the prohibition of cannabis containing 1 percent of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) or less, the country established itself as a world leader for low-THC, high-CBD cannabis.
If cannabis entrepreneurs want to know what future European cannabis policy might look like, they should definitely focus on Switzerland. And there is no better place to do so than the International Cannabis Business Conference Bern.
Date: 4-5 May 2020
MJBizDaily’s European Cannabis Symposium gathers leaders from the business, research and legislation of Europe’s medical marijuana and hemp market for an intensive two-day event in Copenhagen, Denmark. Its goal is to explore the business, science and regulatory framework of cannabis and hemp in Europe.
Marijuana and hemp professionals will get an overview of industry structures and standards as well as insight into emerging investment and business opportunities. The event also provides the opportunity to get access to industry market intelligence and develop partnerships and connections with cannabis executives, thought leaders and innovators.
Date: 4-6 September 2020
With a legal medical cannabis program and Europe’s largest production of cannabis placed in Denmark, Scandinavia is witnessing a rising interest in the cannabis industry. It is the mission of North Grow Expo to connect the industry, and other relevant industries, with this Scandinavian market and audience.
The event organisers expect at least 10,000 visitors will attend the event that offers innovative exhibitors, great speakers, opinion shifting debates and amazing activities.
Date: 24-26 April 2020
Hanfexpo 2020 is one of Europe’s major cannabis consumer-orientated events. About 150 national and international exhibitors will present the newest trends of the hemp market to thousands of visitors.
There will be more than 30 speakers discussing all kinds of topics, including cannabis growing, laws, medicine, clothes, cosmetics, food and many other exciting things. There will also be six food trucks at the expo.
Date: 16-18 October 2020
The Cultiva Cannabis Congress is the hotspot concerning cannabis medicine, law, politics and culture. International experts will talk about current developments, research, changes and trends.
Numerous high-profile speakers from the fields of science, research, medicine and politics will speak about a wide range of topics such as cannabis in medicine, hemp as a raw material, legal issues as well as health and cultural aspects.
Additionally, 150 exhibitors are going to showcase the latest trends and innovations.
Date: 4-5 May 2020
Cannabis Business France 2020 claims to be the most important event for the development of the cannabis and hemp markets in France.
Through a mix of case-study presentations, interactive roundtable discussions, Q&A sessions and hands-on workshops, attendees will gain a diverse and inspiring perspective. The multi-stream format allows visitors to move freely between the conferences and choose the sessions of most interest and relevance.
Date: 17-19 April 2020
Now in its eighth edition, IndicaSativa is the first Italian event dedicated to the world of hemp and its many uses. It provides a catalogue of over 200 exhibitors and more than 1,200 experts and professionals showcasing and speaking on all kinds of cannabis and hemp-related topics.
IndicaSativa experts to attract more than 25,000 visitors who are interested in hemp and everything around it.
Date: 2-4 October 2020
4.20 HEMP FEST has become the first International Cannabis Expo of Milan, Italy’s most important market within the industry.
In the 5th edition of 4.20 HEMP FEST, you’ll be able to enjoy three days of music, art, culture, hemp food, talks and conferences with international companies and new products of the sector. The main focus this time around is on sharing sustainable and ethical values.
Date: 30 October – 1 November 2020
The international trade show of cannabis and medicinal herbs Cannafest is one of the largest cannabis trade shows in the world.
Its 10th iteration will take place from the 30th of October to the 1st of November 2020 in the beautiful setting of the PVA Expo Prague Letnany. Visitors can be looking forward to seeing exclusive exhibitions including cultivation technology, fertilizers, seeds, smoking accessories and vaporizers, both on display and on sale.
Last year, there were 276 exhibitors from 27 countries and the total amount of visitors was 30,159. These numbers are expected to get topped this year.
Date: 27-29 November 2020
On 10,000 square metres of floor space, exhibitors from all over Europe will present the latest developments and trends of the hemp market. A wide variety of different products on the topics of growing, indoor gardening, seeds for collectors, lightning, paraphernalia, medicine and cosmetics will be shown to the interested visitors.
As a framework program, a congress with international well-known speakers from science, medicine and industry will be held.
Date: 24-26 November 2020
The Amsterdam Cannabis Expo will have 90 prestigious keynote speakers. Thousands of industry professionals from over 100 countries worldwide will gather at Amsterdam Cannabis Expo to see the latest innovations, discuss best practice and tackle the industry’s biggest challenges.
More than 1,000 industry leaders will be exhibiting at the Amsterdam Cannabis Expo. It provides a platform to ensure the fundamentals are met and to see the latest products and innovations.
Strain Insider made sure that every relevant cannabis conference in Europe in 2020 is included in this list. If you still found a missing event that you think deserves to be here, please send us an email at email@example.com